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Dan's Old as Dirt Birthday Sale!GEARSHADE Pocket Tops in stock and available at ROCKRIDGE Yukon Ultimate 35 axle kit for c/clip axles with Yukon Zip

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Unread 05-23-2011, 07:28 AM   #301
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Great pictures MoC. Glad to hear no break downs.

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Unread 05-23-2011, 08:43 AM   #302
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the stance and look are fantastic!
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Unread 05-23-2011, 04:53 PM   #303
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Looks great, makes me rethink the 37's, 36's look like they are more than enough!!! If I ever get to that point…
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Unread 05-24-2011, 06:29 PM   #304
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Replaced another piece of Crown crap today. About a month ago my then 5 month old head light switch stopped dimming the interior lights. About a week ago it kicked the running light fuse. Replaced it and was good for 5 days. Then it started kicking every time I turned on the lights. Once again AutoZone to the rescue. My local store stocked a replacement. So gone is the Crown crap and in with Wells. These guys make'em in Indonesia so I am hoping for at least 7 months out of this one.
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Unread 05-24-2011, 06:31 PM   #305
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CJ looks good!!!
When I saw the picture of your dash it reminded me of what happened after I had just bought my 82 CJ. I was going down the highway with some friends and the soft top was flapping pretty bad. One of my friends that had owned a CJ before said why don't you open the vent up. I asked him what he was talking about and he said the black vent on the bottom of the dash. I told him I thought that it was a tray for storage. I didn't know about pulling the heater knob WAY out to open the vent and pressurize the cab.

And I like your Waggy front end, the TX plate caught my eye.
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Atta Boy, MoC!
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Looks good, MoC! And the jeep ain't too bad, either!

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Just read through your build. Love the way your going with it. Looks like I need to do some of the same things (about to pull the trans and possibly do the clutch while I'm in there) so I will be using your thread as a partial guide. I am approaching mine with a similar mindset. Are you painting everything by rattlecan, or another setup? Everything looks great...keep up the good work!
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Good to hear, MoC! It's nice when all your hard work pays off, and you can begin to enjoy the Jeep! It's looking real nice, too.

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Ha, that blow by isn't bad at all! Mine would surely be soaked at that speed for that long....actually I would have had to stop to add oil

Jeep looks awesome!

Makes me miss those tires!! They were heavy as ***** but I've gotten through more Louisiana mud with those tires than any other!
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If she's not leakin', then she's empty!

Congrats on a successful run!
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Great pictures MoC. Glad to hear no break downs.
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Looks great, makes me rethink the 37's, 36's look like they are more than enough!!! If I ever get to that point…
Thanks, Thanks, Thanks, Thanks, Thanks, Thanks, Thanks, Thanks, Thanks, and Thanks!!

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Unread 05-28-2011, 05:23 PM   #306
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Well after a few day of number crunching I have come up with some nasty totals. My plans were to do my 360 rebuilt and ax15 rebuilt and swap at the same time towards the end of the summer. Here is what I came up with $ wise. 360 complete rebuilt and swap including exhaust and headers + tax came out to $3500 and the ax15 rebuilt and swap including drive shafts + tax came out to $2228. Thats worst case and when its all said and done I am thinking I can come in below each number. As much as I want a overdrive my engine is my #1 priority so thats what I plan on going with.

So knowing that I decided I needed to go ahead and reinstall my slightly bent front driveshaft. So yesterday and today I cleaned it up, painted, stuck ujoints in, and installed it. My notch in the skid plate lined up good as well. After my lift it was only about 1/16 of a inch from hitting the skid.

I have some bold plans on going mudding tomorrow so if all works out I will have some good pictures to post. Sad thing is with how nice my underside is I will go straight from the mud to the hose and spot clean it all back up.
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Unread 05-28-2011, 05:44 PM   #307
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$2200?! I found an AX-15 for $150, im rebuiliding it myself.

Tranny:$150
rebuild kit:$200
oil: $25
paint:$7
D300 adapter: $136
Total: $518

so your telling me your driveshafts and other misc. will run you close to $1700?

I am replacing my whole drivetrain with a 4.6L stroker D300 and AX15 and should stay around $3500-4000 for the whole swap with every nut and bolt

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Unread 05-28-2011, 06:05 PM   #308
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Used ax15 $250
rebuilt kit $170
external slave bellhouse $150
ax15 clutch fork $20
ax15 tranny mount $40
Hydro clutch conversion $150
ax15 clutch kit (pressure plate, throwout bearing, clutch disk) $150
clocking ring $135
20 ton press (needed for rebuild) $100
ax15 piviot ball $5
ax15 tower oil seal $10
Tranny fluid $45
paint and break cleaner to repaint bell house and tranny $40
pressure plate bolts $45
shifter boot $45
blank tunnel cover $50
front dive shaft $150
rear cv shaft $280
d300 cv yolk $75
new set of perches to set up angles for rear cv shaft $20

total $1930 then add some tax and shipping
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Unread 05-28-2011, 06:31 PM   #309
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thats why im almost thinking of getting a cherokee with 4.0 and AX15 and using it from that so I know its complete.

you have a way more detailed list than me

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Unread 05-28-2011, 07:12 PM   #310
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Not on that list since I already have them thanks to my good buddy LSUtiger

Hydro pedal
hydro master cylinder mounting bracket

(Did not include those in the total for the hydro conversion. That price only included the slave cylinder, master cylinder, and line between the two.)

Also not on the list but possibly needed (have not found out yet)

clutch fork springs
spacer between the engine and bell house
ax15 shift knob
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Unread 05-28-2011, 07:19 PM   #311
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Not on that list since I already have them thanks to my good buddy LSUtiger

Hydro pedal
hydro master cylinder mounting bracket

(Did not include those in the total for the hydro conversion. That price only included the slave cylinder, master cylinder, and line between the two.)

Also not on the list but possibly needed (have not found out yet)

clutch fork springs
spacer between the engine and bell house
ax15 shift knob
Yeah its all the small things that add up. If I can snag a cherokee for $1500 I will and part/salvage yard the rest

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Unread 05-28-2011, 08:49 PM   #312
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MoC, after you ripped off that list for the tranny I know you've done the research, but I'm still choking on $3500 for a rebuilt V8! Is there something special about a 360 that would make it cost so much? You modding it out a bit? I would think you could get a crate motor for far under that, although maybe not a 360.
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Unread 05-28-2011, 09:24 PM   #313
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MoC, after you ripped off that list for the tranny I know you've done the research, but I'm still choking on $3500 for a rebuilt V8! Is there something special about a 360 that would make it cost so much? You modding it out a bit? I would think you could get a crate motor for far under that, although maybe not a 360.
Keep in mind that I am going from a I6 to a V8 so there are some additional cost. Here is what I have projected for it. Some are guesses but they are pretty close.

Complete running core $300
Long block rebuild $1300
Fuel line work to reroute for one side of the frame to the other $50
water pump $50
fuel pump $25
distributer $60
team rush (cap, cap adapter, and roter) $50
Plugs and plug wires $50
alternator $80
carb rebuilt kit $25
2150 carb $0 (already have one off the last 360 I bought)
360 fly wheel $200 (already have)
pilot bearing $5
v8 engine mounts $100
v8 mount frame horns $50
engine oil $20
oil filter $10
fuel filter $15
air filter $10
coolant hoses (upper, lower, and heater core lines) $40
vacuum lines $20
fly wheel bolts $40
carb gaskets $20
PCV $5
radiator fluid $15
belts $15
v8 throttle cable $20
paint and brake cleaner to paint engine bay and frame area under engine $100
header gaskets $50
header bolts $25
headers (might have a used set that will fit. Have not checked the part numbers yet. If not $200)
pipes and 2 mufflers $450

Thats $3270 and does not include any tax or shipping.
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Unread 05-28-2011, 09:40 PM   #314
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MoC...there is a seller on ebay that sells a lot of 360s. His descriptions are pretty good. I bought one from him ($399.00), before I even owned my jeep. At the time, I HAD to trust him, as I didn't get to hear it run.

I drove down to PA (although he will ship...) to buy it. I put new gaskets and seals in it, and painted it. When my 401 crapped out, I decided to install the 360, hoping for the best.

The thing runs better than I could have ever imagined! I have an Edelbrock intake, and a DUI HEI distributor, a Holley 600, and headers, which help, but I can't believe how nice this thing runs.

Point is, they're out there.

Here it is, as bought...



Here it is, after a little effort...







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Unread 05-28-2011, 10:06 PM   #315
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Rich,

I have been looking for a recently rebuilt / good running one on craigslist for the last month or so. I did find one running in the jeep still with videos posted on youtube but shipping was way to high. Priced it out several places. I have been screwed on a good running 360 already that turned out to have a cracked block. After the last 360 I am not going to think about installing something I can see run first.

I am planning on having this thing forever and to rebuilt it is only around $1500 more than to stick a used one in. My 258 is ticking and the rings are going. Just dont want to have to worry about the engine again. With a used 360 I could be right back in the same boat 6 months from now.

Just going to save and see what happens...
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